University of Utah, USA
Cynthia M. Furse (M’85–SM’99–F’08) is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. Dr. Furse received her B.S. in electrical engineering with a mathematics minor in 1985, M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1988, and her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Utah in 1994. She has applies her expertise in electromagnetics to sensing and communication in complex lossy scattering media such as the human body, geophysical prospecting, ionospheric plasma, and aircraft wiring networks. She has taught electromagnetics, wireless communication, computational electromagnetics, microwave engineering, antenna design, and introductory electrical engineering and has been a leader in the development of the flipped classroom.
Dr. Furse is a Fellow of the IEEE and the National Academy of Inventors. She is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation (AP) Society, an Associate Editor for the Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, a past AdCom member for the IEEE AP society, and past chair of the IEEE AP Education Committee. She has received numerous teaching and research awards including the 2020 IEEE Chen To Tai Distinguished Educator Award. She is a founder of LiveWire Innovation, Inc., a spin-off company commercializing devices to locate intermittent faults on live wires.